Category: Writing A Book

Writing a Book: 3 Ways to Not Finish Your Book

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I don’t have any statistics to support this, but I think most of the people who start to write a book never finish the book. Some have good reasons, and some don’t. Good Reasons Not to Finish Your Book Steven started to write a book but stopped when he realized how hard it was. Writing a book looks like it should be  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Editing that first draft

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Phew! Your first draft is done, and it was hard work. It was hard work to do the planning necessary to get a good book idea together, and it was hard work to get everything out of your head and into a file in more or less the right order. Take a minute to celebrate. Getting your first draft done is a big achievement, but  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Do you want your feedback now or later?

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For years, Fram Oil Filters ran ads that suggested that you could “Pay me now or pay me later.” Those ads aren’t entertaining as the Frampa ads, but they make an important point. The Fram ads were about preventative maintenance. You could pay a small amount now to maintain your engine with a Fram oil filter. Or, you  »  Read More

Writing a Book with an Accountability Partner

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“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman Ain’t that the truth? It seems to be part of human nature that we arrange things in our head to make us appear like we’re performing better than we actually are. That can be deadly if you’re a  »  Read More

Why I can’t tell you how long it will take to write your book

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My Options Review Sessions vary a lot from one client to another. People show up for those sessions with wildly different expectations and ideas and questions about writing and publishing a book. But you can be pretty sure that they all will ask two questions. The first one is “What’s this going to cost me?” The  »  Read More

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